cgWerks — Steve Wilkinson The risks of spam accounts is more about what happens when you follow them back. If you decide to follow them back be careful about any links that they send you. If their profile descriptions and tweets aren’t compromising in any way then you’ll probably be okay. It can also get really annoying if you follow them and then they either tweet too much, or tweet compromising stuff. This is a step of the process where you really need to just trust your instincts. Hope that’s clear :)!